Increase Your Total Merit With DanAvl

In the future, the world’s leading breeding system shall be known by one just name throughout the world:  DanAvl. 

A threefold increase of exports makes new demands on branding as well as a better service of the customer.


At DanAvl we have one of the world’s most innovative crossbreeding systems.  This contributes to ensure you high quality pigs and consequently the best possible foundation for a future with greater added value.

We apply a three-way crossbreeding system, which is based on many years of experience and positive results. In crossbreeding, we make use of DanAvl Landrace (L) and DanAvl Yorkshire (Y) as mother line and DanAvl Duroc (D) as sire line.  This combination gives you the certainty that DanAvl pigs will achieve optimised production results and full exploitation of the vigour in crossbreeding.

At DanAvl, the breeding is only carried out with the three breeds mentioned above. We recommend that commercial herds use crossbreeds between DanAvl Landrace and DanAvl Yorkshire (DanAvl Hybrid) as production sows. For this reason, we use both breeds as mother breeds. Furthermore, we recommend the use of the DanAvl Duroc breed as a production boar, which is why we call this the father breed. The offspring from these are a mix of three breeds, D(LY) with 50% DanAvl Duroc genes and 25% of DanAvl Landrace and DanAvl Yorkshire genes respectively. Our recommendation of this crossbreed is based on years of positive experience within this field; for example, the offspring of this crossbreed have a higher lean meat percentage and good meat quality.

There are two primary breeding strategies used to ensure continuous genetic progress in the sow herd. The facility can either purchase breeding pigs or produce their own breeding pigs, for example using Nucleus Management (Kernestyring®). It is also possible to purchase production boars or semen from DanAvl Duroc boars directly from the artificial insemination stations.